Nobody really likes to see cobwebs in their homes or garden. Apart from the fact that they make the place seem dirty, you also worry about spider bites. Most people are scared of spiders and while many of them aren’t poisonous, some definitely are. Let’s understand a little more about these creatures and how to identify whether you have a spider infestation on your property.
Facts about spiders
There are in excess of 35,000 species of spiders across the world. A few thousand of those are found in Australia. So it’s natural for you to be worried about spiders and spider bites. However, just spotting a couple of spiders isn’t an indication that there is a spider infestation in your home or garden. Here is some more information about them which will help:
- Typically, spiders are found in secluded, dark areas in your garden and home
- You should be on the lookout for spider webs. Every spider species spins webs of different sizes and shapes. While some may be shaped like long funnels, others could be orb-shaped.
- While many spiders do live in webs they have spun (that’s their home), others also live in burrows
- Some will live in crevices while others are more free-ranging
- Certain spider species are more attracted to environments that have a lot of moisture; and if you want to know whether there are spiders on your property, you should check your walls & basements or any other locations in your home where dampness exists
- Some species of spiders live in storage boxes and closet spaces, junctions of ceilings and walls, attics etc
- Spiders generally feed on flies, woodlice, ants as well as other spiders
- Spiders tend to get much more active when there is a drop in the temperature; and they start looking for a mate and that’s when they start emerging from the crevices and other places where they have been hiding
- They eventually die towards the end of the season, but some will also go into hibernation till the following spring
- The spiders lay eggs in a silken sac and on an average; there could be around 100 eggs in every sac. The female spider might carry the sac around or it could be hidden inside the web or even fixed to some surface. If you have seen any of these sacs around, it will mean that they will eventually transition indoors and you may have to deal with an infestation.
We at Forensic Pest Control are one of the most reputed companies in the field and have the experience and the resources to tackle all types of pest control jobs, in the most expert manner. If you have noticed any signs of spiders in or around your home, just give us a call for our specialised Spider Control treatment. You can request a quote via this form or send us your queries via this online form. We are the spider control experts and handle all other types of pest control jobs as well.